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Old 03-25-2014, 05:43 PM
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SoCal 500E/E500 Spring GTG Extravaganza: April 12-13

Mark your calendars folks, for the weekend of April 12-13. We've selected this weekend as "the" weekend for a SoCal GTG of 500E/E500 owners to drop in, get to know one another, and enjoy some time with the cars.

Indeed, a true two-day festival of fun & fellowship for all FiveHundredEEE Folks.

Jeff Wong (captruff) has graciously allowed us to use his Orange County warehouse as a base of operations. The event will center around Irvine. Whips (of the mechanical or female variety) are welcome, as appropriate.

We are working on the following activities, as part of the weekend:

A visit to the MB Classic Center (date/time TBD)
"Cars on the lift" tech sessions at Jeff's warehouse HQ
Visit to the Saturday, April 12 Orange County Cars & Coffee
An .036 informal swap-meet (you can bring parts and buy/sell/trade)
A drive up in the hills and canyons (location/time TBD)
A restaurant dinner on Saturday night, April 12th (location TBD)
Take-out food to be available at Jeff's HQ
Special ********* commemorative gift to everyone who attends
An on-line preview & demo of what's coming next for *********



We'll run this as a casual "drop in as you can" type of deal, but hopefully folks should plan to devote at least one day to hanging out.

I am planning to fly out, take a vacation day on Friday the 11th April, and be around for the full weekend because I want to see everyone I haven't seen for years and meet a lot of our newer members. And most importantly to see everyone's cars !!

So let's plan to make this the biggest gathering of E500E owners yet. It would be super cool to have say 20-25 cars from all you guys in the LA and San Diego areas.

We'll publish a more formal schedule of specific events (i.e. C&C logistics/location to meet, Saturday dinner, Classic Center visit time, etc.) as things solidify. Thanks to captruff, ebergstedt, and Glen for their support, enthusiasm and help in making this happen. Once planning is a bit further along, we'll publicize via other forums too, but this thread should be the center of the universe on this.

RSVP list is here -- feel free to reply below if you plan to attend.

1. captruff
2. KarlC
3. ebergstedt
4. Glen
5. gerryvz
6. tanger - maybe
7. J-Sauce
8. Jano
9. Maui
10. vincec
11. lil_dz33
12. DW SD
13. Hi-Power
14. fredtga
15. Cannoli (tentative)
16. Calspeed
17. TerryA
18. albdentist
19. edcarls - maybe
20. Dan - maybe
21. Emaq
22.
23.
24.
25.

Look forward to seeing/meeting everyone next month !

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Old 03-25-2014, 06:57 PM
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This is also an excellent opportunity for those folks who are potentially interested in acquiring a 500E/E500 to commune with a group of longtime expert owners of these cars.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:03 PM
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FRIDAY, APRIL 11
7:00 PM - Dinner - Anjin Japanese restaurant
3033 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Google map link here
Note: Whoever wants/is free to attend, is welcome to. This is the unofficial kick-off. Some of the foreigners like gerryvz and Maui will be in attendance. Captruff needs to give restaurant a headcount, so if you plan to be at Friday dinner, PLEASE RSVP.


SATURDAY, APRIL 12
6:00AM - 8:15 AM
Cars & Coffee Irvine
7905 Gateway Blvd
Irvine, CA 92618
Google map link here
Note: Early arrival at C&C is a MUST. That means at or before 6:30 AM or else you won't get in.
We will plan to be there starting at 6AM and save spots for ********* gathering attendees.


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Driving from C&C to breakfast restaurant
Mustard Cafe
41 Auto Centre Dr., Ste 103
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Google map link here
Note: This is about a 10-15 minute drive from C&C, so we will plan to arrive around 8:30 AM.
Folks who don't choose to go to C&C should meet up with the group here.


8:30AM - 10:00 AM
Eat breakfast at Mustard Cafe


10:00AM - 12:00 PM
Gather at Jeff Wong's HQ Warehouse
27172 Burbank St.
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Google maps link here
Note: This is a 5-minute max drive from Mustard Cafe. We will gather at Jeff's to hang out and check out cars.
And, we'll have a 500E parts swap meet. Bring any parts you have that you want to buy and sell.

12:00PM - 12:30 PM
Drive from Jeff Wong's warehouse in Foothill Ranch to Leistung ********
Leistung ********
11711 Westminster Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Google map link here
Note: This is around a 25-minute drive from Jeff Wong's.


12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Hang out at Leistung ********
Food will be available - likely a light meal will be catered in. Plenty of food nearby as well.
Note: This is an opportunity for all attendees to perform light to medium maintenance procedures with your car on one of Leistung's lifts. Also ebergstedt's car is being restored at Leistung, so it is an opportunity to see up close and personal what the beginnings of a restoration look like. If you want to do maintenance (fluids, light mechanical, etc.) be sure to bring any needed fluids and parts yourself. There will be plenty of experts on hand to help supervise.


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Leave Leistung for 500E Driving event
Note: Glen, Cannoli and KarlC have worked on about a one-hour driving circuit. Route and details will be posted soon. Count on a full hour's drive.


4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pre-dinner break to decompress
Or, go back to Jeff Wong's HQ warehouse for more car action. Your choice.


6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Dinner - Morton's Steak House
South Coast Plaza Village
1641 W. Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Google map link here
Note: Captruff needs to know how many people plan to attend dinner at Mortons, so PLEASE RSVP.


SUNDAY, APRIL 13
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Maintenance on the lift at Jeff Wong's HQ warehouse.
27172 Burbank St.
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Google maps link here
Note: This is another opportunity to check your car out on a lift and do light maintenance at Jeff's place. He has tools and has graciously offered up his warehouse to assist where he can. Experts will be on site to answer questions and hang out with the cars.


1:00 PM
2014 *********.com SoCal Gathering officially ends !
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1. captruff
2. KarlC
3. ebergstedt
4. Glen
5. gerryvz
6. tanger - maybe
7. J-Sauce
8. Jano
9. Maui
10. vincec
11. lil_dz33
12. DW SD
13. Hi-Power
14. fredtga
15. Cannoli (tentative)
16. Calspeed
17. TerryA
18. albdentist
19. edcarls - maybe
20. Dan - maybe
21. Emaq
22. DrP
23. 5thscaleracer
24. itgb
25. KeninSD
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:49 PM
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Here are the t-shirts we're having made to commemorate the event:



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Old 04-17-2014, 10:04 PM
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Hey, saw you guys at C&C. Nice cars!
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...A Few More Pics!

This was a great event! If you missed it this year, make sure to put it on the calendar for next year! Seeing these cars lined-up was pretty remarkable; thanks again to the ********* folks for letting us take some shots:



















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Old 04-27-2014, 11:42 AM
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Great photos Mark, thanks for joining us and posting these.

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additional pictures - great day!



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and a couple of shots from Jeff Wong's - thanks Jeff for hosting!



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can't forget the BRABUS.....





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More info on this GTG and 500E / E500 cars can be found here PHOTOS - SoCal ********* Spring GTG Extravaganza: April 12-13 - PHOTOS

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Great thread. What exactly was Porche's contribution to the manufacturing of the 500E ?
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